The private rooms at Tan-Tastic Tanning yield many paths to acquiring richer pigmentation. Among the most popular of these are bronze-, silver-, and platinum-level tanning beds that imbue skin with varying degrees of UV light to ensure a smooth and even tone. Bronze beds illume bodies and faces with separate tanners, silver beds cradle client in an ergonomic acrylic base that includes a ventilation system and mp3 plug-in, and platinum beds boast high-pressure bulbs and shoulder tanners. Just off to the side of its more traditional siblings, a VersaSpa spray-tan booth burnishes skin with a UV-free mist until it achieves the rich, bronze hue of a deep-fried garden sculpture. At the salon’s front desk, lotions and elixirs from Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold mingle with blends from Devoted Creations, such as a skin-firming aromatherapy formula with anticellulite agents and white-birch extract.
Board-certified ER physician Dr. Don Gates knows the dangers of obesity first hand. After experiencing a 40-pound weight gain and a huge spike in blood sugar levels a little more than a decade ago, he decided it was time to take control. Today, he draws from his own past experiences to help others manage obesity-related disorders or remain at an ideal weigh. At Scale Solutions, he oversees medical weight loss programs that rely on appetite suppressants, diet plans, and fitness routines. To help clients overcome fatigue, he also administers lipotropic injections that are rich in vitamin B12 and metabolism-boosting amino acids.
Allure Laser Center's attentive staff offers noninvasive, long-lasting hair-removal services designed to subdue unwanted stubble. During each session, a technician thins the treatment area's fuzz with a follicle-destroying light pulse, politely barring future hair intruders from the epidermis. Though the treatment may temporarily redden skin, the laser's cooling tip soothes body surfaces and minimizes irritation, much like covering a new tattoo with refreshing Altoid crumbles.
Licensed massage therapists Bonnie and Jessica tailor massages to their clients? needs, using a combination of Swedish, deep-tissue, and neuromuscular techniques. Relying on 13 years of experience, they work side by side during couples massages and offer prenatal massages for expectant mothers?and their very supportive husbands. The spa?s licensed aesthetician, Jennifer of Skin Solutions, uses Dermalogica products during facials that calm irritated skin and clear dirt from pores to promote a healthy glow and refine the surface of the face.